GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Circular Walk around Bromsgrove

9 miles (14.5 km)

This circular walk around Bromsgrove makes use of waymarked trails to visit the canal and countryside surrounding the town. You'll make use of a section of the long distance Monarch's Way to visit the popular Tardebigge Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
The route starts on the western side of the town where you can pick up the waymarked Monarch's Way footpath. Follow it south and then east through Charford to Aston Fields and then out into the countryside. The trail follows a country lane east to Cherry Trees Farm where you can pick up the canal. Follow the towpath west and you will pass Tardebigge Reservoir before coming to the impressive Tardebigge Locks flight. Here you will find the largest flight of locks in Britan, comprising 30 narrow locks on a 2.25 mile (3.6 km) stretch along the canal. At nearby Stoke Pound there is a nice canalside pub where you can sit out and enjoy refreshments.
The route continues west past Stoke Pound Bridge to Stoke Wharf where you leave the towpath. Head north towards Stoke Heath, crossing the River Salwarpe before returning to Charford and the town centre.
To continue your walking in the area follow the canal north east to Barnt Green and try our Barnt Green Circular Walk which visits Lickey Hills Country Park and the prety Bittell Reservoirs.

Bromsgrove OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bromsgrove Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bromsgrove

  • Tardebigge Locks - Visit the largest flight of locks in Britain on this circular walk around Tardebigge Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal
  • Worcester and Birmingham Canal - Follow the Worcester and Birmingham Canal from the vibrant centre of Birmingham, through the green hills of Worcestershire, to the cathedral city of Worcester
  • Monarch's Way - This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester
  • Barnt Green Circular Walk - This 4 mile circular walk takes you around the village of Barnt Green in Worcestershire
  • Redditch - This lovely figure of eight walk takes you along the Miller's Trail to Arrow Valley Country Park in the Worcestershire town of Redditch
  • Lickey Hills Country Park - Explore 524 acres of country park at Lickey Hills near Birmingham
  • Bittell Reservoirs - This walk visits the Upper and Lower Bittell Reservoirs in Barnt Green, near Birmingham

Photos

Northern end of Tardebigge Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1373535

Northern end of Tardebigge Reservoir

Tardebigge Flight and Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 314169

Tardebigge Flight & Reservoir. Reservoir serving the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, towards the top the Tardebigge Flight of 30 locks raising the canal up 220’ just South East of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Stoke Pound Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1347838

Stoke Pound Bridge. View north-east to the bridge and behind it the Queen's Head Inn.

Worcester and Birmingham Canal south of Stoke Pound - geograph.org.uk - 1347819

Worcester and Birmingham Canal south of Stoke Pound. Looking north along a frosted towpath to Thompson's Bridge (bridge 47) in the distance.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Bromsgrove.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)